It was bound to happen. Not everyone is going to enjoy every author’s books. But I have to admit, my heart dropped a bit when I saw the rating.
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring Stories
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2021
Boring stories that don’t draw in the reader. Nothing really interesting happens.
Can I dispute the review? Not really, since this is the opinion of an individual, and there is nothing that I can say except thank them for their honesty. I suppose I could ask the question. “Did you read the whole thing?”
Hard to say. Here’s the KDP graphic:
Someone read the whole book on Kindle Unlimited on June 4th, and someone purchased the Kindle version on July 3rd.
I also took a look at what other books they reviewed to see what they enjoy. There wasn’t any other science fiction there, so I suppose it isn’t a surprise they did not care for it. It would have been nice to have my book turn them on to the genre, though.
On the plus side, it does give credibility to the reviews, not being all 5-Star glowing/gushing.
Am I over it?
From my blog this week
Thursday Thoughts: Recipes – Just a serving suggestion? – I can’t remember what I wrote (and why), and I don’t feel like looking. Wow. That’s lazy, Leon.
Weird Wednesday: Spectator Sports – Hey look! The Olympics are on now.
Tuesday Tidbits: Weathering the Weather – Hot, hot, hot.
Monday Musings: Author’s Comments – Commenting on reviews
From other blogs:
Friday Review Share – Stevie’s weekly contribution to the author community.
My First Blog Interview – Not mine, Pete’s.
poem-other places – A very apt poem about the fire situation in BC.
Defining Moments – FromCavewalls
diversity in books // book talk #1 – A very good topic.
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available for pre-order: The Second View